Wireless connection, Ubuntu 10.04

April 6, 2012 at 20:45:48
Specs: Windows XP, 3.194 GHz / 3325 MB
Trying to get my laptop connected wirelessly to the internet. I blew away WinBlows XP Home on it and loaded Ubuntu 10.04. Runs great.

Shaw.ca is our TV and Internet provider here. I called their support to try to get the laptop connected wirelessly. They had no idea how to do it. Last I heard from them, they were trying to find someone (in Shaw) that knew how to set up the wireless on an Operating System that wasn't WinBlows. This is Linux, a leg of Unix, which is what the internet runs on fer crying out loud. Very frustrating.

I have three pieces of info from Shaw;
RF: MAC0*****DEC315
S/N: H2A*****1A
User Name: cusadmin

I've tried pretty well everything I can with the above info. It just won't establish a wireless connection. The "GO" or "Apply" tabs don't even "light up" to allow a proceed state.

The Hardware:
http://www.notebookreview.com/defau...

If more info is required, please advise.


(I've had a severe stroke, so please bear with me.)

Does anyone have any connection solutions?

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#1
April 6, 2012 at 22:10:00
https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/inter...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#2
April 8, 2012 at 03:23:05
Probably the distro is missing the proper drivers. Try the netbook remix.

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#3
April 8, 2012 at 05:07:19
if its a broadcom wireless adaptor use synaptic to install the correct driver.
some examples:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/3832...

larry


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#4
April 9, 2012 at 05:48:28
It would help to know the make/model of your laptop, but if it has a broadcom wireless chip, you will need to download & install the drivers as stated above. To do that, you will need to temporarily connect your laptop to your router using an ethernet cable.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/W...


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#5
April 9, 2012 at 10:45:11
riider,
"It would help to know the make/model of your laptop"

I provided that info in my original post; "The Hardware"

As I stated (I've had a severe stroke...) I've followed other leads provided, but I get terribly lost. (I used to be an Industrial Engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation, second only to IBM it it's day. Now my reading abilities are around a 3rd grade level. 8 years old or so. Very frustrating.) I'm still trying (multiple times) the leads offered above.

Thanks for the help everyone, it's appreciated.

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#6
April 10, 2012 at 11:15:24
"I provided that info in my original post; "The Hardware""

I didn't bother to click on the link. Even so, it doesn't list all the specs. By checking the HP site, it appears that HP L2000 is the series. The complete model number will be something like HP Special Edition L2000 CTO or HP Special Edition L2005A3. It appears that the wireless could be Broadcom or Intel PRO.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...

If it's Broadcom, you will need to temporarily connect the laptop to your router using an ethernet cable, then download the STA & B43 drivers. There are plenty of tutorials on how to do it.

http://techtikus.com/how-to-enable-...

Or you might want to consider a different Linux distro that already has the drivers you need & is more user friendly.


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#7
April 10, 2012 at 13:00:02
"I didn't bother to click on the link."

Well if you had, you'd have seen that all required info was there.

Irregardless, the problem has been solved in only two posts here;
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

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#8
April 10, 2012 at 15:34:26
"Well if you had, you'd have seen that all required info was there"

I clicked on the link after you pointed it out to me & what I needed to know is not there.

Irregardless, the link that was provided in the other forum is the exact same one as was provided by Jolicloud in response # 1.


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#9
April 10, 2012 at 17:19:12
As I stated previously, and again, I followed the instructions and didn't make any advancements. Irregardless of "what you needed to know", others elsewhere alleviated the problem (in two posts) with the info I provided.

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#10
April 11, 2012 at 13:16:40
OK folks. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

Hang up and drive @#$%^^


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#11
April 11, 2012 at 13:52:55
I already have........

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